I now have a new reason to attend the EAA in Oshkosh this year. Something that was announced over three years ago (and tha tI have been keeping a close eye on) is now becoming reality.
Rocket mavens, mark your calendars: The date of the first Rocket Racing League race has been set.
On Aug. 1-2, the league will stage a high-flying version of NASCAR with rockets at the EAA AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, Wisc., in its first-ever exhibition race. Two racers will fly planes powered by rocket engines on a 2-lap circuit around an airborne raceway.
Pilots in the races will view the sky racecourse on 3-D helmet displays, while the roughly 700,000 people expected to attend will watch the action on multiple 50-foot (15-meter) projection screens.
If I didn’t have that little bike ride that weekend, I know where I would be going. You have to totally check this out if you will be in or around Oshkosh.
Glimpse some pictures and read the full article on Space.com.